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Millions of dollars in pot plants discovered in McDowell County

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WELCH -

The West Virginia State Police in McDowell County discovered more than a thousand marijuana plants on Wednesday.

According to troopers with the Welch Detachment 1,500 pot plants were found in a remote area of Paynesville.  They said the plants ranged in size from 3 to 8 feet tall.  Investigators estimate the street value of the plants at $3.7 million.

Troopers teamed up with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the National Guard to find and remove the crop of pot plants.